Polyethylene wax also known as PE Wax, is a polymeric chemical that has excellent resistance to cold and heat, chemical resistance and coating resistance.
Demand for this polymer product has increased significantly (more than 4.75%) since 2017, and this trend is expected to continue until 2022. Polyethylene wax has physical and chemical properties that make it suitable for a wide range of industrial applications. Industrial applications include paper coatings, crayons, packaging, ink and leather peripherals. It is also used in the food industry as food additives and dyes.
The structure of polyethylene wax is composed of homopolymers or interpolymers with low molecular weight. These homopolymers are completely saturated, so polyethylene wax has a linear, crystalline structure. Therefore, it can be used in the production of rubber, plastic additives and polymer blenders. The crystalline nature of PE wax gives it unique properties such as hardness at high temperatures and low solubility in a wide range of organic solvents.